It's Official: East Haven Hobby Lobby Store to Open Soon

The arts, crafts and home supplies superstore chain has submitted to the town its site plans for a new store along Frontage Road — the first for the company in Connecticut.

After , Hobby Lobby — an arts, crafts and home supplies superstore chain — will be opening a new store later this year in the former HomeGoods location along Frontage Road.

The Oklahoma City-based company has just submitted plans to ready the space for their new store, Art DeSorbo, the town's economic development coordinator, told East Haven Patch this afternoon.

The site plan submission to the town's Building Department follows the in May to rent out the now-vacant retail storefront space in the TJ Max Shopping Center.

Over the last few months, the arts and crafts superstore chain with C. A. White, the New Haven-based company that manages the Frontage Road plaza, about moving into the there.

In May, Vince Parker, a spokesman for Hobby Lobby, confirmed for East Haven Patch that the Oklahoma City-based firm is "looking in the East Haven area" to open a new store.

Although the company has more than 500 stores in 41 states, East Haven will be its first spot in Connecticut.

East Haven Patch will have additional updates about the new store and the company's plans for the space in an upcoming report.


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ASmith August 11, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Speakin of Obamer. Looks as though he jes might pull off another 4 years. Romney is shootin hisself in the foot, jes like all the reps always do. Not happy bout it either. Somebody get that byseewitch off tv too. Tired of seein her and tired of seein that ole wrestlin lady. the craziness will be gettin real hot in another two weeks. any folks know how the fezano and that other guys race is a goin? and is there anybody runnin gainst the albis kid? local races are like snoozin on a summer hammock. we all jes fallin asleep in this here burg.
Nonna Mouse August 16, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Just like Chik-Fil-A, Hobby Lobby actively supports hate groups that masquerade as religious organizations. Thanks, but no thanks - I'll be taking my business elsewhere.
Shelley August 25, 2012 at 06:51 PM
I love Hobby Lobby. We had them in Michigan! I am very excited...I won't have to go to Crummy Michael's in Milford or North Haven or Joann's in Milford! This is a great addition to E. Haven!!!
Shelley August 25, 2012 at 06:52 PM
I agree Patrick! There is a BIG empty store there. Would love to see a Shop Rite there!
Donna October 06, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I just hope they will have the supplies I need to be able to support local biz... I'm an artist too and AC Moore and Michaels have reduced themselves to just carrying the bare minimum and not enough for serious artists. We need a SERIOUS artist supply store just like we need a good old fashioned REAL camera shop like Milford Photo. Sad thing even with a new store front, you do realize all these jobs will be minimum wagers, right? We need manufacturing industry that pays a good day's pay so people can be comfortable.


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